The purpose of this role is to produce the best video and online motoring content to keep Kiwi car readers in the know. We’ll help inform and entertain them with editorial news and video-led reviews from NZ and around the world, working on New Zealand’s most diverse motoring medium, DRIVEN.
Our audience is diverse, encompassing first-time drivers, auto buffs, families, city commuters, farmers and tradies. We cover a range of content tailored to all, as news of the time and topics often dictate.
As a key motoring editorial role, this position will be an integral part of the DRIVEN writing and reviewing team across digital and print, with a specific focus on the production and handling of all DRIVEN’s video aspects, from reviews, comparisons, location shoots, to social media and DRIVEN’s weekly motoring vidcast. This video role includes aspects from concept and scripting, to filming, editing and music selection, along with support from NZME’s video editors. The role also includes supporting and stand-alone vehicle photography.
Other assets and skills a candidate might possess include basic Photoshop skills, and sound social media knowledge including Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
The candidate will also have a hand in the production and promotion of weekly edm emails to our database and cross-promotion of content across our many channels.
Supported by a team of experienced and award-winning motoring experts, you’ll have plenty of support and motoring enthusiasm and knowledge, as much a personal passion as a job.
The role is vast and diverse, and the right applicant will have a general comfort in being familiar with and learning new operating systems, analysing data and presenting reports. Knowledge of SEO is advantageous.
You'll be responsible for entertaining and informing kiwi car owners. You’ll deliver growth in overall audience numbers, in particular the video content and audience and vehicle reviews, and their promotion across multiple channels. You will achieve this by creating engaging features, integration of news and compelling stories, sourcing content, strategising with the editor, monitoring story performance, analysing the best times of day to publish content and through relentless focus on continuous improvement. Plus general adhoc work with the editorial team as one of its key members.
ABOUT YOU - SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- A positive, can-do attitude and aptitude to learn, listen and discover
- Motoring knowledge, enthusiasm and passion
- Experience in writing and/or content creation preferred
- Digitally savvy with social media experience
- Experience within the motor industry beneficial but not essential
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- A natural collaborator, eager to share information and knowledge with others
- Google Analytics experience beneficial but not essential.
Don’t miss the opportunity to join a dynamic company fostering growth, reward & recognition in our biggest asset: our staff. This is a place where you can build a career. We’re known for our flexibility, we’re inclusive; we tell it like it is, challenge the status quo and dare to try. The DRIVEN team is diverse and supportive. We offer genuine opportunities to learn from people who have a breadth of experience and perspectives.
Sound like a bit of you? Then get into gear and apply now!
Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.